Monticello, NY --- It may be early but responses are coming in slowly from potential participants in Monticello Raceway’s 11th annual Lady Godiva Pace which is slated for Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14. The race, part of the track's Heritage Drivers Series 2013, is exclusively for lady drivers.
“As it stands now we have only heard from three women who say they are ready to drive in our upcoming event,” noted Eric Warner, the raceway’s director of racing. “They are Lisa Krom, Terry Donnelly and Veronica Merton. Betsy Phillips, Monticello’s reigning queen with 550 lifetime wins, recently broke an ankle and won’t be able to participate.”
Lisa Krom won last year’s Lady Godiva with East Tower in 1:59.4 which is currently the series' best winning time. They defeated Western Dancing driven by Whitney Goodblood and B Major and driver Michelle Ruvola.
The Mighty M usually didn’t have much trouble filling the women's drivers race when the Mildred Williams Series was in high gear but lately there hasn’t been much action from that event.
“Still there are plenty of women who have competed in the past who may want to drive again this year. Hopefully, we’ll hear from some of them in the near future,” Warner added.
Any lady with an “A” or “P” driving license from the USTA or Standardbred Canada that is interested in competing in the Lady Godiva on Valentine’s Day is urged to contact Warner in the race office at Monticello Raceway by calling 845.794.4100, ext. 557. Or they can call the track's publicity office at ext. 455.